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  • Thursday, October 2
    Jack Kelly Book Signing
    Author of newly-published Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence. Refreshments. Free. Phone: 845-758-1920. Email: Url:

  • Thursday, October 2
    Pot Luck Dinner
    Free Supper and Introduction to the Grange. Bring a dish to share and/or a canned good for the food pantry Contact: Cynthia Baer 845-489-1099 Phone: 845-489-1099. Email:

  • Thursday, October 2
    Jack Kelly Book Signing
    Jack Kelly and period Revolutionary War re-enactors will bring to life stories in Kelly's book, Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence. Refreshments; open to public at 7pm. Phone: 845-758-3241. Email: Url:

  • Friday, October 3
    Board Games for Adults
    Free and open to all adults! Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: Url:

  • Friday, October 3
    Bruce Chilton Talk
    "Futures of Christianity and the Role of Rabbi Jesus." Sponsored by Inst. of Adv. Theology at Bard. 12:30pm. Phone: 845-758-7512. Email:

  • Friday, October 3
    Neil Gaiman & Audrey Niffenegger
    Best-selling author and artist discuss time travel, Doctor Who, graveyards, taxidermy, graphic novels, long-distance romance. 7:30pm. $25/$5. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: Url:

  • Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5
    England’s dirtiest politician tries to hire Shakespeare as his spin doctor: Rhinebeck Theatre Society production of this hip play by Bill Cain, in which six actors create a cast of 29. Pay what you will. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url:

  • Saturday, October 4
    WWI & the End of the Gilded Age
    Ninety-minute tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. Starts at 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: . Url:

  • Saturday, October 4
    Centennial Celebration
    To honor the life and legacy of Deborah Dows, founder of Southlands, on her 100th birthday. Cocktails, dinner, live music/dancing, luminaries, and silent auction. Celebrate the rich history of Southlands. Contact Sophia Donohue for tickets. Phone: 845-876-4862. Email: Url:

  • Saturday, October 4
    Vanderbilt Plant Sale
    Annuals, perennials, herbs, vines, etc. Benefit sale in parking lot of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. 9am–4pm rain or shine. Phone: 845-229-6432. Email: Url:

  • Saturday, October 4
    Anderson Center Birthday Party
    Anderson Center for Autism invites the community to attend our 90th Birthday Party. 4–7pm. Phone: 845-889-9208. Email: Url:

  • Saturday, October 4
    Tivoli Street Painting Festival
    14th annual free day-long street festival for artists of all ages. An 8' x 8' space on Broadway and chalk/pastels provided. Food, music, variety show & more. Registration required. Squares distributed on a first-come basis. 9am–5pm. Phone: 845-757-2393. Email: Url:

  • Sunday, October 5
    Downton Abbey Deluxe Tour
    Tour the mansion w/costumed guides & learn about the intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century (though not Ruth & Ogden Mills). Advance registration req. $15/$13. At 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: . Url:

  • Sunday, October 5
    Conservatory Sunday
    Bard Conservatory students perform works by Kaija Saariaho, Julia Wolfe, Pauline Oliveros, Jennifer Higdon, Tania Leon, and Iva Bittova. Special appearance by soprano Dawn Upshaw. 3pm/ $20/$15. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: Url:

  • Sunday, October 5
    Artist Reception
    Intergrating Shapes and Shadows; black and white photos by Yoram Gelman. 1pm–3pm. Phone: 845-876-0543. Email: Url:

  • Wednesday, October 8
    Autumn Songfest
    Singers from the Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts program. 8pm. Phone: 845-758-7196. Email: Url:

  • Thursday, October 9 - Friday, October 10
    Hannah Arendt Conference
    "The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?" 7th Annual Conference, 10am– 6pm. Lawrence Lessig keynote on Fri at 3:15pm. $20 for both days. Phone: 845-758-7878. Email: Url:

  • Thursday, October 9 - Sunday, October 12
    England’s dirtiest politician tries to hire Shakespeare as his spin doctor: Rhinebeck Theatre Society production of this hip play by Bill Cain, in which six actors create a cast of 29. Pay what you will. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url:

  • Thursday, October 9
    Talk on Eleanor Roosevelt
    Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin from the F.D. R. Presidential Library and Museum will recount fascinating details of Eleanor's childhood and background and her relationship to Tivoli. At 7pm. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: Url:

  • Thursday, October 9
    Book Talk and Signing
    Acclaimed Spanish journalist and radio personality Guillermo Fesser to speak and sign copies of his book One Hundred Miles from Manhattan. At 6pm; free and open to public. Phone: 845-758-3241. Email: Url:

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Founded in 1975, Oblong Books & Music is the largest independent bookseller in the mid-Hudson Valley. With a vibrant children's book & toy section, a large bargain books selection, and a knowledgeable staff, Oblong is sure to have something for everyone. Open daily. Author events calendar at

Rhinebeck: 6422 Montgomery Street 845-876-0500 Millerton: 26 Main Street 518-789-3797

The place to fill all your outdoors needs: fertilizers, feed, fencing, lawn, garden, & farm supplies, shavings, pet food & supplies, lime, bedding, straw, bird seed, feeders & birdhouses, clothing.

68 Firehouse Ln., Red Hook

Come to our orchard for the best apple picking! We have Galas, Empires, Red Delicious, Cortlands, Macouns Jonamacs, and more, all clearly marked. Also: apple wood for sale. Enjoy unbeatable views of the Catskills while picking. Just 3 miles from the center of RB (follow 308 to just east of 9G; go north on Pilgrim’s Progress Rd.; veer right onto Cedar Hgts. Rd.; Crosby Ln. is first left.)

8 Crosby Ln., Rhinebeck

Dry stone walls, stone patios, arches, fireplaces, etc. We specialize in creating high quality masonry work; matching historic or building new. We have been working with native stone 32 years, please visit our website. Anything is possible with stone! Fully Insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.


Proudly serving the Hudson Valley since 1982. Certified Arborist and lawn technician. Full service landscaping company specializing in tree and shrub maintenance and installations for large estates and small properties. Fertlization programs available for lawns and trees. Licensed, fully insured.


See main listing in General section under "Art Supplies."

Rhinebeck: 56 E. Market St., 845-876-4922, fax 845-876-3801 New Paltz: 188 Main St., 845-255-5533

Conservatory-trained pianist (Oberlin, B. Mus. Piano Performance) offers instruction at her Milan studio, ages 5 & up. FALL SPECIAL: four 30-minute lessons for $100. FREE 20-minute lessons on Demo Day (9/20), call ahead.

86 St. Paul Rd., Milan

Mette Coleman is a New York State–licensed physical therapist who has been practicing physical therapy and Pilates for more than 20 years. Mette Coleman has extensive clinical experience and advanced formalized training in soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions. Mette Coleman treats a diverse population in her practice ranging from performing artists, chronic pain patients and athletes. By appointment only.

6423 Montgomery St. Suite 17A, Rhinebeck

The Red Devon's menu celebrates local food with the best that Hudson Valley farms have to offer. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the market café or on the porch. Red Devon supports local farmers, heritage breeds and artisanal producers. Weekly specials.

108 Hunns Lake Rd., Stanfordville

Watercolor classes with Betsy Jacaruso for beginning and advanced painters. Four 3-hour classes on Mon, Wed & Sat, in a relaxed group setting w/focus on basic watercolor techniques while developing and cultivating a personal style. Classes in drawing and pastels also offered w/Keith Gunderson. See also under "Galleries & Studios" and in the calendar under "Classes & Workshops."

The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck

Tradition, pride, experience, and the finest ingredients combine to bring the best of old Mexico to your table. Our menu is packed with classic Mexican dishes we create from scratch. From delicious appetizers to tasty salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts, your meal will be one of a kind. Don't forget to order a Margarita at the bar or with your dinner. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer suggestions or answer questions. We hope you walk in a stranger and leave a friend. Gracias Amigos!

7483 S. Broadway, Red Hook

Quality work for 35 years. Call Raymond Bauer for all your excavating needs; foundations, septics and land clearing. Firewood for sale.

518-537-4521 or 518-965-1922

When it's time for a break from the ordinary! Serving breakfast, lunch & grab & go prepared meals. We thrive to provide high quality food & catering with attention to detail & eye appealing presentation. Espresso and cappuccino drinks. See also, under "Caterers."

One E. Market St., Red Hook

Whether for practical application or aesthetic collaboration with your home or sculptural elements in the landscape, simplify the process, enhance the outcome. We offer consulting, design, and construction services for the landscape and home. Fully Insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.


Practice yoga in our beautiful studio located in the heart of Rhinebeck Village. We offer a Very Beginner series four times a year, plus ongoing classes for all levels, Chair Yoga at the Starr Library, Restorative yoga, special workshops, teacher training certification and private instruction. Visit our schedule online or check for regular updates on Facebook.

6400 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
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